Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience

Loren Frank, Co-Director
Roger Nicoll, Co-Director

History and Mission:
The Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience (Kavli IFN) at the University of California, San Francisco, was launched in 2015 as part of The Kavli Foundation’s commitment to the US Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

Kavli IFN is a central organizing force for neuroscience research at UCSF and partner institutions Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. The goal of Kavli IFN is to help create and support new, cross-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to tackle the most challenging questions of neuroscience—elucidating the fundamental underpinnings of the brain and its adaptive capacities—while developing the technologies needed to address these questions.

Current Kavli IFN programs provide support for student and post-docs, core facilities (Fabrication & Design Center, and Center for Advanced Multi-Photon Microsopy), a diversity program, and a wide variety of additional community activities including a mentoring program, faculty and student service awards, and a biannual faculty retreat.

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